TATTOOER | ARTIST

JULIE BOLENE

Entre Indígenas- Who is Julie Bolene?  

Julie Bolene- Julie Bolene is a digital artist and tattooer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is also a fitness fanatic, yoga obsessed, mountain wanderer, animal rescuer, who loves true crime, sci fi novels and anything made with cheese.

E- How and when did the love for tattooing come about?

J- Used to work across the street from a tattoo stop called Four Star in Santa Fe from 1999 – 2003 and it was the first time I had seen tattooing of that caliber, and women who were heavily tattooed, I started getting tattooed there and everything changed. Ten years later I apprenticed under Kevin Quinn in California after basically stalking him until he agreed to take me on. I’ve been tattooing for ten years and I love my job.

E- What do you like to convey with your drawings?

J- Mainly, I like to convey fun in each of my drawings.

E- What is your source of inspiration? 

J- I find inspiration when walking around in the mountains, it centers my thoughts and new ideas form while I’m out there. I don’t know where the ideas come from, but when I can slow my mind down they just appear.

E- What animal represents you? 

J- A raccoon

E- Where and how would you like to see yourself 10 years from now? 

J– Living on a ranch of rescue dogs

E– Describe yourself in three words

J– If I had to choose only 3 words to describe myself it would be dedicated, neurotic and hard working.

E- With which known person would you take a trip through Europe?

J- It’s clear to me, I would go on a trip with Guy Fieri

E- A success and a failure. 

J- My success has been to learn that I was wrong, and my failure to think that I was right.

RECOMMENDATIONS

– A phrase:  This too shall pass

– A film:  Terminator 2

– A song:  Passenger, Iggy Pop

– A drink:  Coffee

– A city:  Los Angeles

WHAT DOES JULIE BOLENE PREFER?

  • Ten years in a coma / Ten years in jail
  • City life / Country life
  • Talking to animals / Talking to the dead
  • A good book / A good movie
  • Only being able to whisper / Only being able to scream
  • Lifetime free wifi / Lifetime free coffee
  • Singing in public / Dancing in public
  • To only eat salty / To only eat sweet
  • Waking up in a desert / In a boat in the middle of the Ocean
  • Knowing what you will die of / Knowing what day you will
  • Something organized / Something improvised
  • Music concert / Theater play
  • Visiting the past / Visiting the future
  • To be unable to see / To be unable to hear
  • Light on / Light off
  • Reality / Fiction
  • Motorcycle trip / Car trip
  • Never leaving your city / Not being able to return
  • Being submissive / Being dominant
  • Continuing with your life / Restarting your life